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Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — Tioga and Athens play at home tonight, while Waverly is at nearby Owego, and Sayre and SVEC are also on the road in Week 7 of the high school football season.
The big game of the night is at Haggerty Field, where the Tigers host Notre Dame in a battle of state-ranked teams in what is essentially a division championship game.
Notre Dame (4-0 overall, 3-0 Division VII) at Tioga (3-1, 2-0), 7 p.m. @ Haggerty Field: The Tigers, ranked 14th in Class D, are coming off a 41-6 rout of Groton, while the Crusaders, ranked 18th, rolled to a 34-0 win over Newfield.
Notre Dame is outscoring its foes by an average of 30.3 to 12, while Tioga has outscored its opponents by an average of 37 to 12, including by an average of 43 to 6 in its three-game win streak.
Common opponents: Tioga beat Groton 41-6 last week, while Notre Dame beat the Indians 26-0 earlier this season.
Last meeting: Tioga fumbled at the Notre Dame goal line in the final seconds last year in a 22-16 loss.
Holy Redeemer (1-5) at Athens (4-2), 7 p.m. @ Alumni Stadium: The Wildcats are coming off a 41-6 win over GAR Memorial last Thursday, while the Royals are on a five-game losing streak, including a 42-14 loss to Northwest Area.
Athens has outscored its opponents by an average of 32 to 16.7, including an average of 39.8 to 6.3. Holy Redeemer has been outscored by an average of 36.8 to 14.8, including an average of 44.2 to to 8.8 during its losing skein.
Common opponent: There are no common opponents, but Northwest Area, which beat Holy Redeemer 42-14 last week, lost 14-10 to North Penn in Week 1. North Penn dropped a 26-12 decision to Athens in Week 2.
Last meeting: Athens rolled to a 52-7 win over Holy Redeemer.
Waverly (1-4) at Owego (2-3), 7 p.m.: The Wolverines are coming off a 48-6 loss at powerhouse Chenango Forks, while the Indians dropped a 29-22 decision at home to Susquehanna Valley.
Owego has been outscored by an average of 23.2 to 21 in its 2-3 start, while Waverly has been outscored by an average of 33 to 13.4.
Common opponents: The teams share a 1-3 record against their common opponents this season. Owego beat Windsor 34-6, while Waverly topped the Black Knights 14-7. … Owego lost to Norwich 28-13, while the Purple Tornadoes topped Waverly 28.6. … Chenango Forks beat Owego 40-7, and topped Waverly 48-6. … Susquehanna Valley beat Owego 29-22, and topped Waverly 41-13.
Last meeting: Owego knocked Waverly out of playoff contention in 2016 with a 22-7 win in Week 7.
Sayre (0-6) at Bucktail Area (3-3), 7 p.m.: The Redskins are coming off a 42-14 loss to Troy, while the Bucks dropped a 48-14 decision to North Penn to snap a two-game win streak.
Sayre has been outscored 37.7 to 11, while Bucktail has been outscored by an average of 29 to 20.3.
Common opponents: None.
Last meeting: Sayre rolled to a 42-8 win over Bucktail in Week 7 of the 2016 season.
SVEC (2-3) at Dryden (2-3), 7 p.m.: The Eagles are coming off a 7-6 loss at Lansing, while the Purple Lions dropped a 36-12 decision to Oneonta.
SVEC has outscored its opponents by an average of 23-6 to 19 this season, while Dryden has been outscored 18.7 to 12.
Common opponents: Both teams are 0-1 against common foes. Lansing edged SVEC, 7-6 last week, and beat Dryden 19-0 earlier this season.
Last meeting: SVEC rolled to a 46-7 win over Dryden in Week 3 of the 2016 season.
SVEC (3-8) at Newfield, 4:30 p.m.: The Eagles are coming off a 7-2 win over O-M Wednesday and need to win their final two games of the regular season to qualify for the postseason.
In their first meeting, SVEC rolled to a 6-1 win over Newfield.
S-VE (4-5) at Marathon, 4:30 p.m.: The Lady Panthers are coming off a 3-1 win over Newark Valley Tuesday, and must win of their final two regular-season games to qualify for the postseason.
In their last meeting, Marathon rallied for a 2-1 win over S-VE
Newark Valley at Tioga (3-11), 4:30 p.m.: The Lady Tigers are coming off a 4-3 overtime loss to Owego, while the Lady Cardinals dropped a 3-1 decision at home to Newark Valley.
In their first meeting, Tioga edged Newark Valley 2-1.
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